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ARC BOOK REVIEW: Finally Yours by Claire Raye



I was scrolling through Instagram about a month ago when I see a cover reveal for a new book coming out. This cover is so dreamy and gorgeous that I had to stop and check out the blurb. I know we aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it can prove to be a great decision.

Finally Yours by Claire Raye is a breath of fresh air. Lauren and Jack were the perfect h/H for this fun and sexy story. Jack won me over immediately in the prologue and continued to swoon me throughout the story. Lauren was a bit neurotic but in a totally lovable way. Claire’s words had me smiling through every page. I also loved the Napa Valley Vineyard setting. You might think that it would be pretentious, but it was the opposite. The characters were all hardworking and down to earth.

This was my first book by Claire Raye, but it won’t be my last. Excited to see what else she has in store for us!

Title: Finally Yours
Series: Love & Wine #1
Author: Claire Raye
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 10, 2019


What do Tim Tams and Jack Wilson have in common? Other than both being Australian…nothing! One is an amazingly delicious chocolate-covered cookie, and the other is a total nightmare.

At least that’s how Lauren Somerville feels when Jack and the cookies walk back into her life fourteen years later.

As much as Lauren isn’t thrilled to see him, Jack is ready to prove that Tim Tams aren’t the only good thing to come from the Land Down Under.

He may have been an arrogant kid when they met, but time has been good to him, because now he has the looks to back it up.

But Lauren has the upper hand. As the owner of the world famous Somerville Winery & Vineyard, he works for her now.

And you know what they say about sour grapes…

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Not only is Claire Raye a really sweet pen name, it’s actually a pen name for two sarcastic best friends who met through their mutual love of reading. After bonding over books (and wine and cheese), they decided to take the plunge and see if they could write a book together and ta dah… The Rockport Beach Novels were born! In addition to their shared love of food and dropping an occasional (read: a lot) of f bombs, the writing duo that is Claire Raye like to write about strong sassy females who aren’t afraid to say what’s on their mind and the overprotective men who fall in love with them. While Claire Raye’s resting bitch face might be strong, she always makes sure her alpha males are stranger!

Writing The Rockport Beach Novels has been so much fun, even if Book 2 needed a shared vacation, a stolen bottle of champagne and far too much vodka and POG to get it back on track! Both halves of Claire Raye are married and both of her husbands have a cheeky side that gets plenty of airtime in her books. From their smart mouths to their witty one-liners, there’s plenty of material to use for all those alpha males she loves to write about.

While Claire Raye isn’t sure she’ll ever reveal who she really is – there’s just something about your co-workers knowing you write erotic love scenes that makes having a pen name that much easier – she’s definitely going to keep on writing. Plans are already underway for the next series, which is sure to feature plenty of sass, steam and humor. And of course, a happily-ever-after!

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